Bobolink Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Bobolinks are small songbirds with large, somewhat flat heads, short necks, and short tails. They are related to blackbirds and orioles, and they have a similar shaped, sharply pointed bill.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Field Sparrow; smaller than a Red-winged Blackbird.

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    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.9-8.3 in (15-21 cm)
      • Weight: 1.0-2.0 oz (29-56 g)
      • Wingspan: 10.6 in (27 cm)

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